New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Thon, Astros overpower Giants, Page 7A
Thursday, August 15, 1985 6ADorset! to report to Cowboys today
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Holdout running back Tony Dorsett, who only a week ago called the Dallas Cowboys “double-crossers,” was to return to training camp today to sign a new five-year contract.
Dorsett’s agent, Whit Stewart, negotiated the contract with Cowboys’ President Tex Schramm on Wednesday after another agent, Howard Slusher, had encouraged Dorsett to stay away from camp at least another two weeks.
Dorsett, a nine-year veteran who is the sixth most prolific rusher in National Football league history, was to hold an afternoon press conference after checking into camp.
Schramm would release no details of the deal but a source told The Associated Press that it included deferred dollars that Dorsett can’t touch until his career is over. Also, the contract took care of a $500,000 loan the Cowboys had given Dorsett.
“I wanted to structure an agreement that he can walk away with pride and financial stability,” said Schramm. “In a short time, I’m sure those figures will be available through the Players Association.
“Right now he is very relieved. His years after football have been helped (financially).”
Dorsett got into financial trouble with the Internal Revenue Service and made some
bad investments that ate into deferred money he had taken up front. He was on the fourth year of a seven-year contract that would have paid him $450,000 this year.
Dorsett hasn’t received a paycheck since the Internal Revenue Service began attaching his $21,000-a-month salary last October.
The IRS claimed Dorsett owed $412,000 in back taxes, and Dorsett has reached a settlement in which he has already paid $200,000 and will pay the rest later this year.
Dorsett’s woes stemmed from investments in business deals that turned sour and consumed most of the $1.5 million in deferred payments he had asked the club to give him upfront.
The financially frustrated Dorsett then turned to agent Howard Slusher July 18 to negotiate with Schramm.
Schramm said he called Dorsett on Tuesday to get the contract negotiations underway.
“I was supposed to hear from him Sunday or Monday and so Tuesday I decided to call myself to see what was going.” Schramm said. “He wanted to get it resolved and I wanted to get it resolved.”
Schramm added “I’m very pleased with the way things turned out. I’ve never depreciated his value to our football team and I've never depreciated his value as an individual. He’s an important member of our team.”
Schramm said he can forgive and forget Dorsett’s harsh words about the Cowboys which included a threat to retire or be traded
“People say things when they are upset that they don’t mean,” said Schramm. “I don’t think there will be any bad feelings. His attitude to me has been upbeat."
Schramm said the $1 .(XKJ a day fine against Dorsett “was not a topic of conversation.”
Schramm told Dorsett he needed to get to camp. Schramm said Dorsett replied He was a football player and he didn't feel right not playing football.”
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
Three local volley ball teams are already hard at work for the upcoming season, which — believe it or not — begins next week.
Canyon and New Braunfels both have their first scrimmage on Monday, while Smithson Valley has its first practice game on Tuesday.
The Unicorns will have its lone scrimmage at I p.m. in San Marcos. Competing in the scrimmage along with New Braunfels and San Marcos will be Round Rock and Seguin.
New Braunfels, San Marcos and Round Rock all advanced in the state playoffs last season.
Canyon will play two serinunage sessions, one on Monday at Harlandale with three 5A San An-toino teams competing. The Cougarettes have another scrimmage on Tuesday at I,ee.
Smithson Valley has its only scrimmage on Tuesday when die Rangerettes play Southwest and Lockhart at home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Braunfels Coach Claudia Perry said her squad has been busy in practice getting ready for the season.
“They have been working real hard, running and lifting weights and they send a lot of time on the court,” she said.
Twenty-four upperclassmen are participating in the practice, Perry
said, of which ll or 12 will make the varsity team.
The scrimmage tournament will give her a good opportunity to decide w ho will be on the varsity squad, she said.
“I think the scrimmages are a real good opportunity to see how the players react to competition. We’ll use Monday to sum up our team for the beginning of the season,” Perry said.
Cougarette Coach Donna Boehle has chosen her varsity and junior varsity squads, even though the teams haven’t play ed since practice began.
The Canyon squad has spent the week lifting weights, running and improving their skills.
“They’ve been working real hard,” Boehle said. “Practices look good and they have been enjoyable, too.”
The Cougarettes will spend the next few days concentratin on team defense, and Boehle said they should be ready to play by tile time the season starts.
At Smithson Valley, Coach Louise Davidson has a lot of returning players on the squad, so the Rangerette practices are running smoothly.
"Things are going well and the girls are working hard. There is a lot of experience on the team and that helps,” Davidson said.
Thirty varsity and junior varsity girls are involved in the practices at Smithson Valley.
SMU's future in hands of NCAA panel
BOSTON (AP» Southern Methodist University’s football powerhouse today faced the prospect of a bleak future as the NCAA Council considered whether sanctions should be imposed against the Southwest Conference school for the sixth time since 1958.
The council was expected to make an announcement Saturday, and a negative outcome
could cost the Mustangs all of their football scholarships for next year and could keep them out of bow I games and off television for two years At a hearing Wednesday, SMU appealed the penalties imposed by the NCAA Infractions Committee for alleged recruiting violations The university was told of the punishment in late May but the penalties were held in abey ance pending
John McElhaney, who represented SMU at Hie hearing, said the university did riot try to cut a deal to reduce the penalties.
“This is an appeal, not a bargaining session,” he said.
A prepared statement said the council would begin deliberations on the appeal today
Fast finish in '84 has Aggies happy
Teresa Duelm practices the slalomNB woman to ski at nationals
Teresa Duelm of New Braunfels is one of three women in the state to qualify for the American Water Skiing Association National Tournament and U.S. Open this week in Duquoin, 111.
Duelm, a graduate of New Braunfels High School and a member of the Southwest Texas State University skiing team, qualified for the tournament Sunday in Ennis.
"In the open competition, three women from Texas qualified and only 20 in the nation,” Duelm said Qualifying for the slalom, Duelm’s event, requires an exceptional performance” rating at two separate
To achieve an excpetional performance rating, the skner must navigate a course of six buoys, three on each side of the boat, at 34 miles per hour with a 75-foot rope. Then she has to go back and complete the course with a 60-foot rope — 15 (feet) off, in skiing terms.
After that, she must run the course at 22 off, and then at 28 off she has to get around at least three buoys to get the exceptional performance rating.
"Of course, the shorter the rope gets, the tougher it is to swing out around the buoys,” Duelm said.
Mastering the slalom is a matter of
getting into good shape — “I did Nautilus all winter, and I ride a bike,” Duelm said — and using the proper technique.
“It’s totally technique, although you do need to be strong,” she said. “If you do it right, a 12- or 13-year-old girl can qualify.”
Duelm refined her technique with some of the best coaches, including instructors at the water skiing camps where she has worked during the summer.
She spent two weeks in Florida training with world champion Jack
See SKI, Page 10A
COLLEGE STATION (APi — The bottom dropped out I of the Texas Aggies’ season midway through the 1984 schedule but they rebounded in the final two games to knock off two bowl-bound teams, Texas Christian and Texas.
It gave the Aggies a 6-5 record, Jackie Sherrill’s first winning season in three tries. And he hopes an early start on the 1985 season.
"I’m very excited about this team,” Sherrill said. "We are pretty well settled defensively going into the fall and that’s a very big plus.”
The Aggie defense has settled in after a tumultuous 1984 season filled with change. “We were really scrambling a lot at this time last year,” defensive coordinator R.C. Slocum said. "We lost four starters and one backup linebacker. This year things are a lot more settled. I can give you my two-deep lineup right now.”
Johnny Holland, Todd Howard and Steve Bullitt return as starting linebackers this season and Larry Kelm has stepped in to replace graduated Ken Ford.
The Aggies’ biggest defensive loss was end Ray Childress, a first round draft choice of the Houston Oilers. Hod Saddler has been moved into Childress’ old left end position.
"You go into the season realizing that no one will play the way Ray Childress did last year,” Slocum said. "You don’t replace anybody like Ray. He personally stopped so many drives last season.”
On offense, the Aggies have more graduation holes to fill but they appear solid at quarterback with Craig Stump beginning fall practice as the starter backed up by Kevin Murray, who missed most of last season with injuries.
The Aggies must replace three starters on the offensiveSWC: Texas Aggies
line including center Matt Darwin. Tight end Mark Iajwis and split end Jimmy Teal have also departed along with running back Thomas Sanders.
Rod Bemstine has been moved from running back into the starting tight end position and Roger Vick and Anthony Toney will fill the running back spots.
Matt Wilson is the starting center and tackle Inurns Cheek and guard Trace McGuire have filled offensive line losses.
The Aggies also expect 6-6,378-pound Marshall I.and to challenge for a tackle position.
Erie Franklin, younger brother of former A&M kicker Tony Franklin, will handled field goal duties and Todd Tschantz, a junior from Richardson, will do the punting.
The Aggies open the season Sept. 14 in Birmingham, Ala. against the Alabama Crimson Tide, coached by Ray Perkins, a former Alabama teammate of Sherrill’s.
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Smithson Valley quarterback Scott Balmos turns to hand Braunfels, are working out twice a day in preparation for
the ball to fullback Chris Gentry during Wednesday's the Sept 6 season openers
workouts. The Rangers, along with Canyon and New